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Pittsburgh Then and No.may make your blood boil and bring tears to your eyes, but this is not just a story of Lost Pittsburgh. Smith also records the remarkable continuity of the city's hillside neighborhoods, the evolution of Downtown and the remaking of the Point. Smith's book is a reminder that cities are more than collections of buildings. They are repositories of memories, keepers of dreams. We have about 30,000 Hardcover Volumes, with a very good selection of History, the Arts and Antiques. We also have antique maps and prints and vintage postcards. Please visit our shop when in the area.

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Portrays the city through 161 pairs of matching photographs in a unique rephotographic survey. For each location, an archival image was culled from old books, municipal records, or library collections, and then rephotographed in the late 1980s from the same camera position. From eclectic turn-of-the-century architecture to modernist and postmodernist buildings; from steel mills to high-technology centers; from horse to streetcar to automobile-each pair of photographs reflects how the city has been reinvented, and what has remained the same.

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Pittsburgh: Then and Now by Arthur G. The Picture-Bible of Ludwig Denig: A Pennsylvania German Emblem Book by Don Yoder. Pittsburgh: Then and Now by Arthur G. Smith (pp. 101-102). The Picture-Bible of Ludwig Denig: A Pennsylvania German Emblem Book by Don Yoder (pp. 121-124).

Arthur "Art" Egerton Sixsmith (June 27, 1880 – March 15, 1969) was a Canadian professional ice hockey rover and businessman. He played for the Ottawa Hockey Club and later moved to Pittsburgh and to Portage la Prairie, Manitoba to play professionally. He was a member of the Ottawa's 1901 CAHL championship team. As one of the first professional ice hockey players, he captained and managed several of the championship teams in the Western Pennsylvania Hockey League (WPHL).

The Pittsburgh Press (formerly The Pittsburg Press and originally The Evening Penny Press) was a major afternoon daily newspaper published in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US, from 1884 to 1992. At one time, the Press was the second largest newspaper in Pennsylvania, behind only The Philadelphia Inquirer.

This handsome volume presents 161 pairs of matching before and after photographs of Pittsburgh.  A treasury of images for those who remember the old Pittsburgh, those who are curious about its past, and anyone interested in Pittsburgh's fascinating evolution from “smoky city” to the city it is today.
Was slightly disappointed that every single page only uses half of the page. At the very top of each page is a short description, and at the bottom is a picture. The comparison photographs are done on separate pages so that on the left page is the old photograph and on the right is the newer. This leaves the entire top half of every page completely empty.

This was extremely distracting to me as I flipped through the book. Not only does it seem like I waste of paper, but it just feels unnatural to view. The book could have put the only and new at the top and bottom, like on the cover, or done two side by side comparisons. Either way, the current set up just takes what could have been a very beautiful book and makes it feel like a chore in a way. Maybe it is something I would get used to, but as a coffee table book, it shouldn't require time to enjoy.

This is all obviously my opinion though. The pictures are enjoyable and numerous. The descriptions are informative without going into too much detail. Only the formatting ruins it for me.
My 27 year old son decided to spend a long weekend with his 86 year young grandfather in Pittsburgh. The "Then" and "Now" photos enabled old memories and Pittsburgh's progress to be on common ground between them. Of particular interest are the early pictures of the steel production complete with the "smoke" (what we called it in the 1950s, now understood to be toxic pollution), so obvious in the old photos. Many of the photos also confirm my impression that Pittsburgh, like many of the rust belt cities, had a certain flair that newer cosmopolitan areas lack. All in all, the three of us enjoyed the weekend together, contrasting then and now.
Photos are interesting and fun for history buffs like me. Definitely a conversation starter. But the book was published in 1990. so it's more like Pittsburgh, Then and Later--not quite NOW. I'm happy with the purchase, and will be on the hunt for more current books of this type.
This is a great book for anyone that likes to see the history and pictures of the Pittsburgh area. Great Book!!
Book was in excellent condition.
Great to check out many places that I have been to over the years and see how they have changed! I leave this on the coffee table & it always generates interest!!
Fun book!!
My wife wanted copies of this book for her 90 year old somewhat senile aunt. She also got a copy for her brother who grew up in Wilkensburg. I spent some time looking the book over and noted that the "now" photos are somewhat obsolete. IMHO it is a good start, especially with the photos of areas "near and dear" to the author. Unfortunately, he is from the south hills and I grew up in the north hills.
Pittsburgh Then and Now ebook
Arthur G. Smith
Photography & Video
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University of Pittsburgh Press; 1 edition (March 28, 2006)
336 pages
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